Influence Of ISO 9001 Certification On Performance Of Seed Distribution: A Survey Of Kenya Seed Company Distributors In Central Kenya

  Most organizations in Kenya, whether private or public have adopted a form standardization to be in conformity with international or global requirements. The adoption of ISO 9001 standards is intended to assist organizations in all sectors to operate an effective quality management system. The companies will determine the specifics of how the standards apply to their organizations. An ISO 9001 certified organization demonstrates to the customers that it has achieved a basic level of quality.

Decentralisation, Small Farmers and Sustainability.

NTSP is a seed programme with advanced facilities and well-educated staff. It is decentralised when seen from above, it has centralised and decentralised elements when seen from within. This set-up has resulted in an expensive but well-functioning centre, which is able to produce large amounts of seed, and conduct training at a high level. Sustainable provision of appropriate seed from NTSP depends on the financial and organisational sustainability of the programme.

Effect of marketing strategies on the Performance of seed companies in Kenya

Seed companies today are facing unprecedented challenges in marketing their products due to the level of competition being experienced in Kenya. Since the liberation of the industry 1n 1992, there has been an increased number of seed firms competing for the same market that used to be controlled by a few. The old traditional media channels used to market seed products and their services and in the process persuade customers are losing momentum and effectiveness due to changing customer needs.

The role of inter-organizational strategic alliance as a source of competitiveness among the major seed companies in Kenya

Inter-firm alliances have become necessary in current globalized economy. Firms use collaborations to supplement and complement their internal activities and to create a link with the external environment. The effective management of inter-organizational resources has therefore become an integral part of competitive advantage and critical to the success of the business firm. The objective of the study was to determine the role of inter-organizational strategic alliance as a source of competitiveness among the major seed companies in Kenya.

Determinants of choice of improved Maize Seeds in Arid and Semi-Arid areas of Kenya: The Case of Yathui Division of Machakos District

Smallholder farmers in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya can increase maize yields by growing improved varieties that are available through formal seed markets. Smallholder farmers’ access to improved germplasm, however, is limited. The objective of this study was to understand how the seed maize market channels are structured, the bottlenecks to them operating more efficiently, effectively and equitably, and to identify the factors that influence the choice of smallholder farmers in the arid and semi-arid areas of Machakos District.

Growth Challenges Faced By Local Seed Companies In Uganda

This study is an assessment of growth challenges faced by local seed companies in Uganda. It looks at aspects of production, financial, environment that exacerbate constraint. The impetus behind the study is drawn from the constraints experienced by seed companies across sub Saharan Africa. A combination of research techniques such as questionnaires, telephone interviews and review of available literature was used in this study. The study reveals that the 16 respondent seed companies are young.

Market Structure and Conduct of the Hybrid Maize Seed Industry, A case Study of the Trans Nzoia District in Western Kenya

To understand the organization of the market and assess the degree of competition in maize hybrid seed production and retailing, the structure and conduct of the market was analyzed in Trans Nzoia District, a major maize producing area in Western Kenya. The structure of the market was analyzed in four aspects, namely: market concentration, product differentiation, market integration and conditions for entry in the hybrid maize seed business. The market conduct considered behaviour and activities of the participants, in particular concerning pricing and promotion.

Foreign market entry strategies adopted by Kenya seed company limited

The aim of this study was to establish the foreign market entry strategies adopted by Kenya Seed Company limited. The study had two objectives to meet: to determine the foreign market entry strategies adopted as well as the challenges faced by Kenya Seeds Company Limited in the foreign market. The study adopted a case study research design since it focused on Kenya Seed Company alone.

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